#TBT Celebrating #PansLabyrinth ’s 10th anniversary this month, this new behind the scenes footage from the @criterioncollection re-release had me in tears. Embracing my favorite director of all time, Guillermo del Toro on the day he yelled “That’s a picture wrap on Doug Jones!!”
#GuillermoDelToro #DougJones #oscar #oscarwinner #criterioncollection #actor #actorslife #setlife #fantasy #fairytale
Sophie Hunter as Annabelle Blythe-Smith in BURLESQUE FAIRYTALES Double Barrel Productions (2009)
Written and Directed by Susan Luciani
Benedict Cumberbatch as Henry Clark Lindsay Duncan as Ice Queen Jim Carter as The Compere FULL CAST HERE
“A night of revelation at the Chapel Theatre.” At least that’s what it says on the flyer. But this 1930s fashionable London audience are in for a surprise. Things are not what they seem at The Chapel Theatre and soon it dawns on them that this is no ordinary night out. For a start they can’t remember how they got there, now that they’ve arrived, the doors to the theatre are bolted shut, they are trapped inside. As the film progresses in real time, the stage play hosts five fairy tales. In these tales a mixture of stage, film, animation, giant set pieces and natural elements playing out inside the theatre create a fantastical story telling experience. But time is short, the moment of truth is coming and the audience have just one last chance to save themselves.
Welcome to day 8 of my Hayffie Christmas countdown! As
always, feedback is much appreciated!
A/N- this chapter is terrible, because my motivation today
has been terrible. But I didn’t want to not update, because that would throw
the whole thing off and I really want to keep going with this. I’ve managed
eight chapters including this one, which is the most I’ve managed in over three
years. I just think it’s important for me to clarify that writing a 25-chapter
fic is difficult for me, so not every chapter is going to be fantastically
written (well, no chapter of this fic is fantastically written but you get my
And I promise, I have some better chapters coming up. Consider this one a
filler chapter while we build up to the good stuff.
“Before you ask, no, I ain’t
slept with her yet,” Haymitch said before Chaff had even had a chance to greet
Chaff held up his hands in
mock apology, gesturing to the beer already waiting on the table for him.
“You’re late,” the man
observed. The pair had arranged to go out for a beer, but Haymitch had arrived
five minutes after the scheduled time.
“Sorry,” Haymitch mumbled. “Effie
called right as I was-“
“Shit, buddy, she’s takin’
over your damn life. Am I second best now?”
“Fuck off,” Haymitch grumbled,
taking a sip of his beer. “We’re jus’…friends.”
“I’d say otherwise, Mitch.
Whenever I’m with ya, she’s all ya wanna talk about.”
A witch puts a spell on a girl, a sleeping spell that promises the girl shall wake through true love’s kiss. Men come and kiss her. She slumbers. Women come and press their lips to hers, but still she sleeps. Many years past, and the girl remains still. One bright morning, a lost little boy finds her resting spot and clears the dust and grime from her face. He offers her a kiss on her forehead, and her eyes flutter open. She never feels romantic love for a man nor a woman, and she cares for the boy until the day she dies.
A young woman is imprisoned in a castle by a monstrously formed prince. The servants of the castle hope for them to fall in love, and when the spell is broken they assume their prayers have been answered. They are all surprised, but nonetheless pleased, when it is revealed to them that the young woman and prince are the truest of friends, and nothing more.
They say the kingdom is ruled by an evil queen, a woman who is incapable of loving. She is unmarried, she has no consorts, and she wishes for no partner. She is the wretched queen, the heartless queen. She must hate her daughter, for her daughter is beautiful, and women are incapable of liking another woman who’s prettier than themselves. It must be for this reason that the princess was sent away, not for how she was attacked by a man in the woods. They say the kingdom is ruled by an evil queen because she cannot love. The queen loves her daughter, and that is enough for them both.
There lives a prince who is forced to choose a bride at the ball. He meets many beautiful women, but find none which he loves. He spies one in a gorgeous gown and wonder in her eyes, and he dances with her all night long. The kingdom is sure he has found his bride. When the clock strikes midnight he tells her how he will never love a woman, or a man, in the way he is expected to. The beautiful woman smiles and tells him she expects nothing from him. The next morning the prince and the beautiful woman are missing, having run off together to see the world. They leave their shoes behind in their haste.
Many kinds of love exist. It doesn’t all have to be romantic.
A dream is a wish your heart makes when you’re fast asleep. In dreams you will lose your heartaches. Whatever you wish for, you keep. Have faith in your dreams, and someday, your rainbow will come smiling through. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true. [insp.]
Fendi’s 90th anniversary show “Legends and Fairytales” held at the Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi), Rome, last summer. The show’s inspiration came from the work of the Danish illustrator Kay Nielsen, and the collection of norse fairytales known as “East of the Sun and West of the Moon”, 1914. Sadly, the talented Kay Nielsen died poor and in obscurity in 1957, while his dreamy, delicate and intricate illustrations have regained popularity these recent years. Nielsen’s work belongs to the so called
“golden age of illustration”, that is the early 20th century.